Water Birds Undercarriage At Work [ Specific theme, see below ]

Challenge #26 in the The Company Of Animals series. Hosted by Patchandcrew.
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Any species of bird for which water is their primary habitat [ ie waterfowl, shorebirds, waders, gulls, pelicans etc ] at the moment of take off or landing, one or both feet ideally touching a surface be it ground, water, rock, nest, building, wood etc or at the most be clearly within inches of it to make it obvious a take off or landing was in progress, precision timing is key for this challenge. No feeding shots, just landing or taking off. To far from theme will mean a DQ.
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Submitted: Tuesday, 15th March, 2011 19:20 (GMT)
Taken: Tuesday, 15th March, 2011
Focal length: 88.8 mm
Shutter speed: 1/500 sec
Aperture: F8
ISO: 100
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